Ibaigune Hotel is located in Murueta village. Murueta is part of Busturialdea which is located along the Urdaibai estuary. This little village is 4 km from Mundaka and 5 from Guernica. Our hotel is situated on 48 Barrio de Larrabe. It’s easily found on left hand Bermeo’s direction. This zone is rich in biodiversity, culture and history and it’s only half hour from Bilbao.
Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve: Urdaibai is located on the Bay of Biscay coast, in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. The territory is characterized by several narrow valleys that finish in the sea forming an estuary. In these valleys can be found sheer cliffs, coastal landscapes, rivers, marshes and meadows typical form the Cantabrian coast. Here probably you can find the biggest landscape and ecologic variety of the Basque Country.
On 1984 Urdaibai was declared Biosphere Reserve to preserve its natural systems, biologic diversity and the rational use of natural resources. A biodiversity museum has been recently opened in Madariaga Tower, 500 meter from the Ibaigune Hotel. This museum is a benchmark regarding biodiversity in Basque Country.